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11 easy ways to get kids to listen without yelling or nagging

We want our children to listen to us the first time we ask them to do something. But they seem to have their own mind and hundreds of reasons to do it their way.  Of course, they are humans too but parents need children’s co-operation to become a smooth functioning family.  Here are some ways …

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Is spanking an effective way to discipline kids?

Should I spank my child or not? I see varying responses to this question in different parenting forums.  While psychologists talk about the ill-effects of spanking, some people say they were spanked as a child and they believe they turned out to be okay. I think that belief leads many people to continue with spanking.  …

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How to speak positive words to kids (70 encouraging words for kids)

Guilt is one of the biggest emotions that can weigh us down. But it also gives us feedback on our behavior so that we can work on what needs to be corrected.  Wait, why am I talking about guilt here? It is because I see it a lot in parents. The guilty feeling stems from …

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7 practical ways to build resilience in children

Resilience means the ability to cope with misfortunes and other unplanned events in life and adapt to them. If a person has good resilience, he will be able to adjust to the events quickly, whereas a person with less resilience becomes overwhelmed by such experiences and resort to unhealthy coping mechanisms. And due to this …

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How to teach positive affirmations to kids

I have been reading self-help books for about fifteen years. I first learned about the power of affirmations from these books.  But only recently I had the breakthrough that we all use affirmations regardless of we are into personal development or not. Our kids use affirmations too. How is it that we all use affirmations? …

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20 things parents should never say to their children

Words. Words have so much power. Words can make or break a person’s entire life.  If you want proof, think about the most hurtful words spoken to you as a child.  Do those words still bring emotions to you? If you reflect upon the memory, you might find out that those words have had some …

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What is positive discipline? And the best 15 discipline techniques that work

If you want to discipline your children without shouting, you have come to the right place. Yelling and punishment never helped anyone. It only made a miserable child more miserable.  When a child misbehaves, it is due to a need not being met. The child may not express it as such, but when you punish …

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12 healthy habits every mother should teach her kids

All moms want their children to be healthy, no matter if they are newborns or adults. And teaching children healthy habits early on is one thing moms can do to ensure that they stay always healthy. One thing I would like to point out is, when we think of the word “health”, taking care of …

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How to stop yelling at your kids when angry

You know the cycle. You tell the kids for the third time that it’s bedtime.  But for them, it seems like you are speaking from inside the invisibility cloak of Harry Potter.  They don’t hear you or bother to show any signs of listening as well. You raise your voice and suddenly they hear you.  The …

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